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NCJ Number: 211476 Find in a Library
Title: Children's Mental Health: New Developments in Policy and Programs
Corporate Author: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: March 2005
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: 5 U93 MC 00143-07
Sale Source: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
1225 19th Street, NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper summarizes presentations at a forum sponsored by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (May 13, 2004) for the purpose of having participants share information on new State and Federal policies on preventing and treating children's mental health disorders.
Abstract: A representative of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is working with several Federal partners to develop a Federal action plan for mental health services, identified four key areas of focus as follows: transforming the mental health system; implementing the strategic prevention framework; building substance abuse treatment capacity; and addressing the needs of youth and adults with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders. The goals of a transformed system would be to increase understanding that mental health is essential to overall health; that mental health care is consumer-driven and family-driven; that disparities in mental health care are eliminated; that early mental health screening, assessment, and referral to services are common practice; that excellent mental health care is delivered and research is accelerated; and that technology is used to access mental health care and information. Other presentations focused on key considerations for health system stakeholders, the integration of behavioral health into primary care, the Illinois children's mental health partnership, building coalitions to improve mental health services, and prevention and intervention for children's mental health in schools. Other presentations pertain to health plan and provider initiatives and programs and strategies for prevention and treatment. A listing of 41 resource organizations for children's mental health information and their Web sites
Main Term(s): Juvenile mental health services
Index Term(s): Healthcare; Illinois; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Mental health services
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